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Bearing Strength: How is it measured?

May 31, 2016

Bearing Strength:  How is it measured?

Heavy-duty applications call for superior bearing strength, but how is bearing strength actually measured? In essence, bearing strength is the maximum stress load that the unit can “bear” or hold before the structure fails. But bearing strength can also be measured in terms of tensile, compression, and flexural strength, plus bearing hardness. We’ve got the definition you need to help in your finding the right bearing strength:

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